Walton Casuals could be relegated from Ryman Division One South this weekend, but co-caretaker boss Anthony Gale refuses to talk about going down.

Should the Casuals lose at home to title-chasing Maidstone United on Saturday, and other results go against them, they will be condemned to the drop with two games remaining.

However, Gale has a target he believes is achievable and which will keep the team up.

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It remains a tough order – following last weekend’s 5-0 drubbing at champions elect Dulwich Hamlet, Casuals are six points adrfit at the foot of the table in the only relegation spot, with only three games to play.

Gale said: “We need seven points from the last three games to survive.

“I won’t discuss any plans for next season, all I want to do is focus on getting those seven points – all the time it is possible, I will remain positive.”

He added: “Our last two games are against beatable teams in Sittingbourne and Merstham, so if we take anything off Maidstone this weekend it sets us up nicely for the run-in.”

Following Saturday’s defeat to Dulwich, Gale, who came in to help his father Tony when Danny Carroll stepped down last month, bemoaned his side’s lack of belief, but also praised his opponent’s set-up.

He said: “The boys were deflated after Saturday.

“We were in the game with 20 minutes gone and we had two great chances to score.

“If we had taken either of them it could have been a completely different game.

“Then in a two-minute spell they score two goals. When we concede a goal it takes the wind out of our sails. “We thought the third goal was all important and they got it.”

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He added: “Dulwich are a great team, they have a young and hungry side.

“Don’t forget their players are having trials at Football League clubs and I believe one of them [Danny Carr] is joining Huddersfield in the summer.

“There is real quality in that side and the set up they have, bringing the young players through, is exactly the way I would want to develop a club should I be in charge.

“But for now, it is all about the next two weeks, it is going to go to the wire.”